It’s not even Thanksgiving for some of you, yet here I am with another Christmas themed video. I hope you don’t mind that I’m a preparing early and have more holiday-themed cookies to share with you. These ones are fairly simple to make and I find them so endearing. Thanks to Meri Meri for most of the design ideas and adorable cookie cutters, which I found at How Sweet is That?’s shop. If you’d like to start baking and decorating early, click on the links to find posts on freezing cookies, thawing cookies and the shelf life of cookies.
I also have some exciting news for you regarding a holiday giveaway! You’ll find the details after the tutorial info. below.
How to Decorate Christmas Cookies – Simple Designs for Beginners
Click here if you can’t see the video.
You cand find the cookie cutters I used by clicking on the corresponding word below (some of these are affiliate links):
What you’ll need (These are affiliate links):
- Piping Tips – PME #1, PME #1.5 , PME #2, PME #3
- Piping Bags
- Gel Colors; Wilton Brown (for both reindeer faces and dark antlers. Use lots of brown for the antlers with a touch of black), Wilton Pink, Wilton No-Taste Red, Wilton Black, Americolor Forest Green
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Long Tweezers
- Frosting Sheet
- Snowflake Punch (make sure you check the size you want)
- Red Candies (make sure you check the size you want)
- Edible Silver Dust
- Silver Disco Dust (See notes. Is non-toxic, but not edible, for decorative purposes only)
- Coffee Filter
This video on outlining and flooding is a good place to start if you’re new to decorating cookies with royal icing. These cookie decorating basics YouTube videos may also be helpful to get you started.
Besides the video tutorial on YouTube which I’ve shared above, I’ve also shared a few how-to videos on Instagram, which you can see here.
- For more detail on how to make royal icing transfers (the little “peppermints” I made for the trees), this post here explains how to near the bottom half of the post.
- The trees are inspired by stickers. More explained in this post.
- Thanks for your feedback on Instagram regarding the size of Rudolph’s nose. 🙂 I ended up mainly going with the smaller red candy, but the larger one is definitely fun.
- I used non-edible silver disco dust in the video because I had it on hand, and some of the cookies are for demonstration purposes and the others are going on a friend’s tree. You can buy edible sparkle here. Just make sure it’s labelled as edible.
- I can’t find the exact mitten cookie cutter online, I originally bought it at Target, but you can find similar ones here.
- The video is in fast forward for the sake of time, but if you have any questions about the decorating process, please feel free to ask below!
Holiday Giveaway News!
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a giveaway. I’m so excited to share that I’ll be hosting a holiday giveaway very very soon, likely tomorrow, which includes the following prizes:
- Large Cake Pop Roller from Heavenly Cake Pops
- Dough E-Z Mat and Guides
- Ticings Plant-Based Gourmet Chocolate Sprinkles
- An array of prizes from How Sweet is That?’s shop, including one of the Meri Meri Christmas cookie cutter sets pictured in this post, a Stencil Genie, 3 Christmas Wilton cookie cutter sets and 3 Dinkydoodle Matte Airbrush Colors (Red, white, yellow)
- $50.00 gift certificate to Stencibelle’s shop
- An Airbrush System from Dinkydoodle Designs
- Set of 2 Vanilla Extracts, and 6 Bakery Emulsions of your choice from LorAnn Oils
- $50.00 gift certificate to The Gingerbread Cutter Co.’s online shop
One person is going to win ALL of those prizes! I would be excited to enter, and can’t wait to share the giveaway with you!
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me a line below in the comment section or on social media. You can find me on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.